So, what is it that the Nation of Islam followers see in Islam anyway?
‘Al-Ghazali puts these words into the mouth of God: “These to bliss, and I care not; and these to the Fire, and I care not.” As disturbing as this expression of divine indifference may seem, it is clearly based on a supporting Hadith: “Abu Darda’ reported that the Holy Prophet said: Allah created Adam when He created him. Then He stroke his right shoulder and took out a white race as if they were seeds, and He stroke his left shoulder and took out a black race as if they were charcoals. Then He said to those who were on his right shoulder: Towards paradise and I don’t care. He said to those who were on his left shoulder: Towards Hell and I don’t care.”‘
Robert R. Reilly, THE CLOSING OF THE MUSLIM MIND, 2010, p 80.
Metaphysical justice would not appear to be part of the deal.
Islam is a religion, a political system, and a legal system. These three Muslim domains are intertwined and inseparable.
Plaintiffs repeatedly argue that Muslims require a Sharia legal system in order to practice their religion. American law cannot incorporate a Sharia legal system into its jurisprudence since doing so would also incorporate Islamic political and religious tenants into its constitutional common law. This would plainly violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.
Therefore this claim pleads for an unconstitutional remedy on its face and should be denied.
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Dan Maes thinks he saved the Republican Party in Colorado from minor party status and future obscurity and that he is a hero. He probably also thinks that his heroism was aided by divine intervention.
Colorado Tea Party people who supported Dan Maes think they saved the Republican Party too. They bought the myth fed to them during last Spring’s precinct caucuses that they represented the people of Colorado, and all the higher ideals of our constitutional representative system of government were invested in them. Trouble is, the people of Colorado never give their consent to be represented by the caucus system or those individuals who just show up one night in April to take charge of the caucus system. So, armed with a myth, Maes-supporting Tea Partyers soldiered on and now feel like heroes too.
Republican Party leaders appeared to sit the whole thing out. They watched from the sidelines while Maes and Buck worked the idealistic Tea Party types to their own advantage. All they could muster was a hope that the Tea Party wouldn’t fragment the Republican party. So, obsessed with their own political survival, they neglected to defend Jane Norton, or Josh Penry, and they left Tom Tancredo adrift–the only ones who really did embody Tea Party ideals.
They kept the Tea Party under the Republican umbrella all right, but threw out any candidate who actually walked the Tea Party walk. That left them with remainders who could be manipulated–the 11% who bought them a narrow dodge of minor party status in Colorado in an historic Republican wave that washed over the entire country. How they managed to avoid queering the Colorado statehouse turnover is kind of a mystery.
On the issues we had key government-limiting tax and debt measures to win, the death cult of abortion to defeat, immunity from Obamacare to enact, and the Republicans stood by and watched it all go down.
They really earned minor party status in my book. There are no heroes in this election in Colorado.
German-American Partnership Program – Elbert County host families needed!
The Elizabeth High School Foreign Language Department is seeking Elbert County host families for German exchange students who will be visiting for 3 weeks in April 2011. The students will attend school while here, and will have the opportunity to participate in the host families’ daily lives. There will also be planned activities involving all the students and their host families. This is a great opportunity to share the hospitality of our beautiful county, to develop life-long friendships, and to learn more about other cultures.
For more information please contact Elyse Coberly at (303) 646-4616, ext. 8024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the author says, “It’s worse than that.” The “bias to always raise prices” on the part of Medicare price fixers, is shared by manufacturers, suppliers, providers, insurers, and legislators who all have interests in putting more money into the system. The beneficiaries’ interests, the ones who ought to be providing demand input to the health care market to control pricing and supply allocation with their health care consumption free choices, are effectively muted. (click panels below to enlarge)